YEMEN Press Agency

Army spokesman vows appropriate, painful response to coalition forces’ escalation

SANAA, May 1 (YPA) – The Yemeni army’s spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sarie on Thursday confirmed that the continuous air and land escalation of Saudi-led coalition forces “will be met with an appropriate and painful response.”

“The offensive operations of the coalition forces during the past week amounted to more than 13 operations on the fronts of Marib, Bayda, Dhalea, Jawf provinces and the borders,” Sarie said in a statement.

The coalition aircraft launched 200 air strikes on different provinces, he added.

The total number of the coalition’s offensive operations and air raids from April 9, 2020 to today amounted to 65 operations and nearly 700 air strikes distributed into the provinces of Marib, Sanaa, Jawf, Dhalea, Saada, Hodeidah and Amran, according to the spokesman.